Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Newton Lodge Family Cottage, Heart Of England , Welsh Newton Common, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

Impressive large country house with lawned garden and outstanding views out towards the Malvern Hills, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, with features including open fires and ornate ceilings and with 5 bedrooms, including a romantic 4 poster bedroom, this is a great place for big families or large groups to stay from which to discover some of the best of Herefordshire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £705 to £2030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 September 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bowood Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage, Near Bideford, South West England, Great Torrington, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Delightful, one storey, pet and family friendly, converted stone barn conversion with shared use of a garden with gently flowing stream, set amid woodlands, in the beautiful serene hamlet of Huntshaw near Great Torrington, minutes from the stunning RHS Rosemoor Garden and within easy travelling distance to Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £275 to £555 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 03 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 24 December 2014; from 29 December 2014 to 21 February 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Herons, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England

2 bedroom House, East Anglia.

Well presented holiday cottage sleeping 4 in the pleasant town of South Woodham Ferrers, with riverside walks available near by as well as good train links in to London.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £0 to £0 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01245 426 946 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shute Cottage Barn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Romantic retreat just for two nestled in generous gardens by the hills of the Teign Valley, just outside of Dartmoor National Park.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01647 252316 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mint Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Experience 5 star standard accommodation at itís best in this romantic and historic cottage retaining wonderful period features and an open log fire with a private patio area overlooking the stunning gardens and countryside beyond.

Price range from £487 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Creek Coastal Cottage, Near Padstow, South West England , Little Petherick Near Padstow, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

Idyllic 2 bedroom holiday home with outside decked area close to the Cornish coast and also near to Bodmin Moor.

Price range from £303 to £770 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waddleduck Dogs-welcome Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Whitby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Dog and family friendly mid-terrace mews retreat located just one mile from the lovely seaside town of Whitby, boasting a contemporary open plan interior and shared garden, as well as easy access to North York Moors National Park.

Price range from £322 to £747 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 27 September 2014; from 25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 08 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room.

Price range from £280 to £1085 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 331280 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Breamish Valley Cottages, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North east England.

Award winning holiday cottages with excellent leisure facilities nestled close to the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated pool on-site - part of leisure complex), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £350 to £2085 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 & 5 star)

phone 016655 78 263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old School Cottage, Great Hockham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Thetford Forest.

Pretty 2 bedroom stone-built country cottage with south-facing lawned garden and period features, close to a number of nature reserves and around half an hour's drive from Thetford Forest.

Price range from £350 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01953 498277 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longbridge House, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House With Swimming Pool, West Country.

Large West Country self-catering holiday home with 8 bedrooms, a games room and indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: pool (Inside the house), games room.

Price range from £1925 to £4400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 24 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01395 567181 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Barn sleeps 12 with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 10 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2800 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 23 December 2014;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swan House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Family-friendly large six bedroom country cottage with generous gardens and trout lake in the Coln Valley, said to be one of the Cotswold's most picturesque valleys.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2750 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 020 8995 9072 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard Lodges, Instow, Devon, England

4 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Two high quality holiday lodges, each with a superb relaxing hot tub, just a short walk from the Tarka Trail and the South West Coastal Path and only around 1 mile from the nearest sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £550 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01271 860101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £750 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 September 2014 to 26 September 2014; from 29 September 2014 to 03 October 2014; from 06 October 2014 to 10 October 2014;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Self-Catering Old Chapel, Huntingford, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, South Coast.

For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.

Price range from £269 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 September 2014 to 31 October 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glebe Farm Holiday Cottages, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South Cotswolds.

Set in a secluded and tranquil valley with unspoilt views over the Cotswold countryside, these holiday cottages ooze character with traditional stonework walls and are furnished with antiques.

Price range from £250 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1285 659226 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Clare, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

With itís unique walled garden with fruit trees and a private wallflower meadow, this lovely romantic holiday cottage set in a small pretty village has been lovingly restored from a historic 17th century coach house and is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to hide away from the world.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Raceside Cottage Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Kirksanton, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

This holiday home is a wing of a rural barn conversion nestled by beautiful gardens and stunning countryside and is just a short drive from the Lake District National Park and only a 15 minute walk from the local beach.

Price range from £249 to £528 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 07 November 2014 to 16 November 2014; from 20 November 2014 to 28 August 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Holiday Apartment, East Devon.

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic apartment, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutesí drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £310 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 October 2014 to 09 October 2014; from 15 October 2014 to 21 May 2015; from 28 May 2015 to 31 July 2015;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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